AAC Resource Materials

NASBP is grateful to have the benefit of the excellent informational content from those serving on the AAC to enhance NASBP’s already robust educational offerings to its members, affiliates, associates, and the public about suretyship, construction, and government contracts. 

The following are articles written by those who serve on the AAC. Some of these articles have previously appeared in NASBP publications. NASBP will continue to post articles, including those on the following topics: commercial surety bonds, construction industry, contract surety bonds, contract terms and conditions, project-delivery methods (including P3s), and small business issues.

 

 

Commercial Surety Bonds

  "Six Considerations in Underwriting Subdivision Bonds - Part 2 of 2"
By Armen Shahinian, Esq. and Beth J. Rotenberg at Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC in West Orange, NJ, and New York, NY
(SBQ, Fall 2016, p. 17)
     
  "Six Considerations in Underwriting Subdivision Bonds - Part 1 of 2"
By Armen Shahinian, Esq. and Beth J. Rotenberg at Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC in West Orange, NJ, and New York, NY
(SBQ, Summer 2016, p. 22)
     
  "Unraveling the Mystery of Court Bonds"
Jeffrey M. Frank, Esq. at Alber Crafton, PSC in Troy, MI
(SBQ, Winter 2015, p. 20) 
     
  "An Introduction to Probate Bonds: A Guide for Bond Producers and Other Surety Professionals”
By Jeffrey M. Frank, Esq. at Alber Crafton, PSC in Troy, MI
(SBQ, Summer 2015, p. 22)
     

Construction and Surety Industry

  "Surety Fraud Scams"
Jay Labe at Allen Curry, P.C. in Denver CO 
(SBQ, Winter 2016, p. 31)
     

Contract Surety Bonds Materials coming soon!

Contract Terms and Conditions  

  "Using Declaratory Relief to Get Out of a No-Good, Very Bad Contract
By Barron A. Avery, Esq. at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(First appeared in The Procurement Lawyer, ABA, Summer 2015)
     

 
Federal Construction Contracting
 

     "Preparation of a Claim Against the Federal Government - It's Not the Same Claim You Would Submit on a Private Project"
 Adrian L. Bastianelli and Michael Zisa at Pecak & Abramson, PC in Washington, DC
(SBQ, Spring 2017, p. 32)
   
  "What Surety Professionals and Their Contractors Should Know: Liability Under the False Claims Act"
 Barron A. Avery, Esq. and William B. O'Reilly at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(SBQ, Winter 2016, p. 10)
     
  "Affirmative Action and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs: What Surety Professionals and Their Contractors Should Know"
Barron A. Avery, Esq. and William B. O'Reilly at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(SBQ, Fall 2016, p. 20)
     
  "Evolving Compliance Requirements: Addressing Human Trafficking"
Barron A. Avery, Esq. at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(SBQ, Spring 2016, p. 22)
     
   "Hot Topics in Federal Government Contract Compliance"
 By Barron A. Avery, Esq. at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(SBQ, Winter 2015 p. 14 Winter 2015) 
First in a series of five, 
     
  Alternative Delay-Based Entitlement Theories to the Government Delay of Work Clause
By Barron A. Avery, Esq. at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(First appeared in The Procurement Lawyer, ABA, Spring 2012)
     
  Cost Charging in Government Contracts Can Result in Common, But Avoidable, Pitfalls
Barron A. Avery, Esq. at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(SBQ, Summer 2014, p. 10)
     
  Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranty: Fundamental Government Contracting Principles Take on Heightened Importancein the Wake of Federal Cuts
By Barron A. Avery, Esq. at Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC
(First appeared in The Procurement Lawyer, ABA, Winter 2014) 
     
  "Amendments to Federal Regulations Provide Contracting Officers a New Cudgel with Which to Threaten Treasury Listed Sureties"
By Armen Shahinian and Scott W. Lichtenstein of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC and Martha Perkins of NASBP
(Excerpt from the Surety Claims Institute Newsletter, Vol. 47, January 2015, No. 1, pp. 22-25 and re-published with permission.)
     

Project-Delivery Methods (including P3s) 

  "Public Private Partnership Projects--Bonding process considerations for bond producers and sureties”
By Todd R. Regan, Esq. at Robinson + Cole in Hartford, CT
(SBQ, Winter 2015, p. 26)
   


Risk Management

G. Scott Walters   "Shifting the Risk of Owner Non-Payment and its Effect on the Surety"
 G. Scott Walters at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP in Atlanta, GA 
(SBQ, Winter 2016, p. 24)
     
  "A Contractor's Risk Management Portfolio Should Include a Commercial Crime Policy"
Mike F. Pipkin, Esq. at Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin LLP in Dallas, TX  
(SBQ, Fall 2016, p. 12)
     
G. Scott Walters   "SDI Insured Must Shoulder Burden to Pursue Claims Against CGL Policy"
G. Scott Walters, at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP in Atlanta, GA 
(SBQ, Spring 2016, p. 28)
     
  NASBP Attorney Advisory Council Participants Opine on Current Risk Management Challenges and Business Opportunities
(SBQ, Summer 2015, p. 30)
     
  “CPAs Standing in the GAAP: Why Sureties Rely on CPAs”
By Keith A. Langley, Esq. at Langley, LLP in Dallas, TX
(SBQ, Fall 2014, p. 34)
     

Small Business Issues - Materials coming soon!

Surety Bond Claims and Dispute Resolution 

  “Can Public Owners be Held Liable to Subcontractors and Suppliers for Failure to Require General Contractors to Obtain Required Payment Bonds?”
By Todd R. Regan, Esq. at Robinson + Cole in Hartford, CT
(SBQ, Summer 2015, p. 16)
     
  Differing Court Views on the Surety’s Non-Response to a Claim within the Payment Bond’s Prescribed Time Period
By Todd R. Regan, Esq. at Robinson + Cole in Hartford, CT
(SBQ, Spring 2015, p. 22)
     
  Commercial Surety Claims: A Case Study on the Bond Producer’s Role in Assisting a Client to Avoid Loss and Maintain Surety Credit Through Bankruptcy”
By Armen Shahinian, Esq. at Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC in West Orange, NJ, and New York, NY
(SBQ, Summer 2014, p. 29)